My concern is that this sort of public clamor tends to make Fitz dig in his heels even more.Then what? 5 takeaways from the loss 1. The Northwestern offense needs an overhaul. Thirty points a game is the modern-day benchmark for offensive competency. Roughly half the FBS teams average it. Northwestern is at 12.5 per game — and just 9.5 in Big Ten play. Only once in the last six years has Northwestern finished better than 83rd in points per game. It’s obvious that coordinator Mick McCall needs to be let go. If Pat Fitzgerald isn’t willing to part with him after the season, someone at the school with authority needs to force his hand. Period.